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07 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Marty Petrizza – Entrepreneur of the Week

Marty Petrizza
Website Traffic Hog LLC
http://website-traffic-hog.com
age 55

What is your background? How did you get started in business?

I began online as many do. I surfed and read mails and tried all kinds
of various programs to earn money.

Have you had a ‘normal job’ before? How did this impact the formation of your business?

I did have a full time job as a Dog Groomer and also
had owned my own business so when I started my first
traffic exchange I did totally approach it from a business aspect.
I spent the time and the money necessary to make the business a success.

We believe taking risks and making mistakes, what is one of the biggest mistakes you’ve made as an Entrepreneur, and how were you able to turn this mistake into a positive situation?

My biggest mistake or mistakes was just trying too many things and
thinking that maybe this one would be the ONE!

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned so far as an entrepreneur?

I used these lessons later in my business development to make myself concentrate on my sites
and make sure before I opened another site that they were productive
for the members and had enough momentum, membership, and results before
I went to open another site.

What is the number one thing you attribute your business success to?

Honesty, integrity, and really putting the members first is what I
attribute my success to.

What is the number one thing you would do differently if you could start over?
The number one thing I would do differently is to start with
a programmer and create a more custom site from the get go. I did
add unique aspects to Website-traffic-Hog but as well had a script that
everyone had.

What is the number one thing you would do the same if you could start over?

The number one thing I would do the same is creating something to offer
that is different. So these two answers are almost the same but
I would have just put a bit more time into creating that total uniqueness.

What is the biggest advice you have for new entrepreneurs?

Again, my best advice is to search your mind and heart for
something you see lacking somewhere or needed somewhere and then
work to bring that to your members.

I believe it may take a bit longer this way to reach profit and the chance to actually
quit your day job, which I have now, but to make sure first and foremost that
your members are the ones making money and getting results before
you start taking back from the business is essential. After all, no one will stick
with your site or plan if they are not benefiting. You may fool them once, but if you
want long term members and income you have to make sure you are not the only one benefiting.

Thousands of aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs will see this post, is there anything else you would like to use this platform to share with our readers? Advice, criticisms, or theories?

My suggestion to a beginner is to join me at Referral Frenzy
This site has enough power in advertising to really get a newbie, site owner or experienced
marketer a real boost. The script helps make email marketing a breeze and overall for the money
there is no comparison out there. I will offer a $20 Rebate back to anyone who
sends me a ticket there saying they saw this for any yearly or lifetime upgrade.
Just join up at http://referralfrenzy.com and let me know.

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31 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Stephane Tourigny – Entrepreneur of the Week

Each Week we ask a different rising and successful Entrepreneur to share some of their insight with us.  This week we have Selected Mark Fox.

Your Name: Stephane Tourigny

Your Business Name: Stephane Tourigny/WizAbilities Marketing Solution

Website Address:
http://VikingHits.com
http://SurfingOldSchool.com
http://SplashPageMaker.com
http://TrafficExchangeWiz.com
http://ClickOrReturnEmailWiz.com
http://DynamiteMailingExplosion.com

Age: 43

What is your background? How did you get started in business?

GM Technician. I got started online after getting involved in off-line marketing, I got tired of doing cold calling’s and in-home presentations! Thought that pursuing online marketing would be easier as opposed to off-line marketing. Turns out it was all the same…

Have you had a ‘normal job’ before? How did this impact the formation of your business?

Normal job, what is the definition of a “normal job”. I will try to keep this brief, I started working at a very young age doing task such as mowing the lawn, babysitting to earn extra cash. In my teen years, I worked at McDonald’s as a cook, cashier and maintenance. In high school I took a co-op course working at a garage to get working experience. After I started working, a year later I was working and going to college. Finally after graduating I was ready to move on and accomplish goals that I had set for my career when my life unexpectedly did a complete 360. Due to an injury I now found myself as a person with quadriplegia, more commonly known as a quadriplegic. Having to relearn everything from basic things such as feeding myself, I had to start over and revaluate my life for a different career. I would owe the foundation of any of my businesses or success to this along with the values that my parents taught me as a youth.

We believe taking risks and making mistakes, what is one of the biggest mistakes you’ve made as an Entrepreneur, and how were you able to turn this mistake into a positive situation?

I’ve made many mistakes, to say which one is the biggest is really hard to point out when you’ve made so many! I would have to say that “program hopping”, not having a blog and last but not least having stopped building a list would be my biggest mistakes. As we all know, “the monies in the list”. I moved on and started my first traffic exchange, TE Wiz (Traffic Exchange Wiz). A year later I launch my first mailer Email Wiz (Click or Return Email Wiz), then shortly after followed SOS (Surfing Old School) which was a success and led me to acquire Viking Hits. Although I’m still learning from my mistakes as I have been procrastinating too long about a simple blog, so therefore as you can see I’m still in that process of getting things done…

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned so far as an entrepreneur?

I would have to say the biggest lesson I’ve learned is embrace failure, learn from it and keep going. Mistake and failures usually means you’re close to making a breakthrough. Simply makes slight adjustments and get back on track.

What is the number one thing you attribute your business success to?

When I first started I often wondered if I should market myself just as Stephane Tourigny or as Stephane Tourigny a person with a disability. One always wonder and doubts themselves and their abilities, will I be accepted? What will they think of me? etc. By branding myself with a caricature (me sitting in my wheelchair), turned out to be one of my biggest advantages in my opinion.

What is the number one thing you would do differently if you could start over?

If I could start over, I would make sure to follow through with the things that I started when I began and stay the course. By that I mean; if you join a program don’t quit after 6 months and say it doesn’t work as you’re obviously not going to go far… As the old saying goes, “Rome was not built in the day”.

What is the number one thing you would do the same if you could start over?

Probably everything as I wouldn’t be where I am today! But all kidding aside, probably not spend as much money as I have over the years to learn & go into diverse Internet ventures. Stick to one thing and follow through.

What is the biggest advice you have for new entrepreneurs?

My advice is, everyone has the abilities and resources to succeed. Perfect circumstances are a myth. Perfect timing is now, not later. Allow this opportunity to happen starting today. – When I’m asked what my favorite hobby is, I reply “Helping other people to succeed”. I don’t say this because I want individuals to think of me as an overly-nice guy, however for me, helping other people to succeed is a source of absolute delight and enjoyment. By being a mentor, we can help other people while we help ourselves.

Thousands of aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs will see this post, is there anything else you would like to use this platform to share with our readers? Advice, criticisms, or theories?

Many businesses, marketers and website owners have no idea there’s a problem with the way people access their site. Most people don’t even know what accessibility is… If seniors and people with disabilities can’t use your site, how are you going to sell to them? Accessible technology exists and they are easy to put in place. Stop pushing people off and open your website to millions of new prospects… http://reachableweb.com

How can our readers find out more about you and your business?

Best place to learn more about me and my businesses is my Linkedin profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/wizabilities and my soon to come blog http://stephanetourigny.com/.

 

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